Originally Posted by Artem@ONEighty
Certain states require a front mounted license plate. This way you will not have any holes in your front bumper, and you can drive around with nothing on the front bumper. When your parked, you can take the plate out in order not to receive a ticket.
So people are willing to avoid two holes drilled in the front bumper (and then covered by the license plate, mind you) by making holes underneath? Seems logical...
Also, for any kind of ticket it makes sense to hide the rear plate; hiding the front one does nothing, except for potentially getting 'no front plate' ticket.